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Showing on Thu 28 Sep

Lincoln Book Festival: Victorian Truths & Gothic Mysteries

At The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP

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Chaired by Dr Claudia Capancioni of Bishop Grosseteste University, and Dr Scott Brewster of University of Lincoln – sponsors: UofL / BG

KATHERYN HUGHES’ Tales of Flesh in the Age of Decorum

Biographies will give you all the facts of their subjects’ lives but they can’t explain what it was like to be them – to fight for breath against the constriction of a whalebone corset or attempt to eat elegantly while sporting a particularly bushy beard. Nowhere is this more evident than Britain in the 19th century. For while we think of the Victorians as prudishly detached from their unruly bodies, the fact is that they were just as subject to the tyrannies of their flesh as we are today. In her new book, VICTORIANS UNDONE, award-winning historian and biographer Kathryn Hughes reveals what it was like to be a 19th century man or woman, through a close examination of five famous, controversial or curious Victorian body parts.

DIANE SETTERFIELD on Fiction of a Gothic Disposition

Combining gothic invention with contemporary realism, Diane’s stunning debut novel THE THIRTEENTH TALE was an international bestseller: it was published in 38 countries and televised for BBC2, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Olivia Colman. Her second novel BELLMAN & BLACK is a genre-defying blend of rooks, death and Victorian retail – multi-layered, mesmerising and a totally original take on the gothic novel! Diane has delivered an Arvon course on writing Gothic fiction and when she is not writing or talking she reads – or thinks about reading. She is, she says, ‘a reader first, a writer second.’

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Thursday 28 Sep 2017

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